Common Search Engines

Common Search Engines Other than Google

“The Internet may be the world’s greatest library, but let’s face it  ̶  all the books are scattered on the floor.”  – D. C. Denison

RefSeek  Refseek is a reference searcher, it sifts through all the results and only gives you the ones that provide reliable information on your search topic without all the annoying ads and malarky in the middle. This makes it a quicker search engine for research because you dont have to sift and find one thats got reliable info.

Sweet Search  Sweet Search is created just for students. Every Web site in SweetSearch has been evaluated by our research experts.



Bing Bing is very similar to google, the only noticeable difference is that there aren’t as many ads. But some of the search results are better and more focused on your search topic, it doesn’t stray as far away as google

MSN MSN uses a bing search, but when you get on the MSN homepage there are a multitude of helpful things for you, including news headlines and articles, current weather, horoscopes, and more.

Yahoo  Yahoo provides you with numerous news headlines on what they’ve determined as interesting to the majority of the public, yahoo’s search provides you with many filters and alternate searches to help refine your search and also provides useful results on your topic.


DuckDuckGo a search engine which does not bubble or track, but provides reliable search results.


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WolframAlpha WolframAlpha is a math related browser, any math questions or equations you have wolfram can solve for you

Mashable Mashable is a news site with many headline topics and thumbnails in a variety of different topics that lead you to the article, game, etc that goes along with it 

Instagrok Instagrok is a search engine that  shows you a spider web of topics similar to your search, you click any of the topics and it will show you sub topics, and any thing that you click on key words and information will show up on the right sidebar

However, if you must use Google, read this article on how to be a Google Power User.

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